Welcome to Ken's Wine Guide

....in search of the perfect bottle of Wine!

Reviews & Ratings

2021 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon "Rockpile Ridge Vineyard"

Rockpile 2021 Rockpile Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Rockpile

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rockpile Ridge Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot & 1% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: 736

KWG Score: 96 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (96)

Review date: January 7, 2024

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Rockpile opens with a fresh brewed black coffee and blackberry bouquet with hints of licorice nips, graphite, and violets. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, smooth, lush, and rich. The flavor profile is a tasty blackberry pie and cedar blend with notes of cocoa and black raspberry. We also detected hints of black plum, graphite, and anise. The finish is dry, and its polished dusty tannins stick around for quite some time. The Tasting Panel would decant this wine before pairing it with a well-marbled steak or just enjoy it on its own by the fireplace this winter. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our Rockpile Cabernet is beautifully detailed on the nose, with perfumed notes of black cherries, dried violets, loganberry, dusty iron red earth, shaved cocoa bean, woodsmoke, coastal dried underbrush and anise. Its vibrant and energetic entry leads to the expected full-bodied expression of a Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage is also defined by a delicious, sophisticated, and tailored tannin profile, concluding in a superb multi-layered finish with a candied fruit element that’s seductive and even more rewarding with aeration. Enjoy it over the next 15+ years.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Rockpile 2021 Rockpile Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon.

Rileys Rows Fall Wine Special Ad
Merriam Vineyards
Boston Wine Expo 2024